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Old 01-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default French actress Rosy Varte, R.I.P.

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"The actress Rosy Varte passed away in the night from Friday to Saturday at the American Hospital in Neuilly, near Paris. So around 85 years old ( birthdate uncertain) , she succumbed to bronchitis, which degenerated into lung infection. The news was communicated to the AFP by her husband Pierre Badel . of Armenian origin, Rosy Varte , whose real name Nevarte Manoulian, was born in Turkey. She moved to France as a child with his family. Varte Rosy is best known to the general public for his role in the sitcom Maggie , along with Jean-Marc Thibault and Marthe Villalonga . In this remake of the American comedy Maude (1972-1978), she takes a role immortalized by the future Golden Girls Bea Arthur . From 1985 to 1993, Maggie became the weekly meeting Sunday on the public channel Antenne 2, now known as the France 2. With no less than 333 episodes to his credit, the sitcom featured Rosy Varte in the skin of Maguy Boissier, a middle-class fifties flamboyant temperament. She shared her daily in his home Vsinet, near Paris, with her ​​husband Georges ( Jean-Marc Thibault ), their housekeeper Rose ( Marthe Villalonga ), her divorced daughter Caroline ( Sophie Arthur ) and his friend and neighbor Peter ( Henri Garcin ). Very popular with the public, the character of Maggie allows the performer to win the gold 7 for best actress in 1987. Before knowing the glory with Maguy , Rosy Varte had a great career behind her started in the 40s in the Parisian theaters. His first steps on camera, she made ​​before that of Henri-Georges Clouzot , for Manon . Limited for many years in supporting roles in film and television, it is still led by the biggest: Jean Renoir ( Cancan ), Franois Truffaut ( Love on the Run ), Henri Verneuil ( Fear on city ​​) or Claude Sautet ( Boy ). Fortunately, the actress excelled on stage, the Theatre National Populaire (TNP) to the French comedy. She completed her theatrical career in 1997 with La Mamma , of Andr Roussin , the Theatre de la Madeleine. As for his last appearance on the screens It was in 2007. Then she played the mother of Christopher Dechavanne in the TV movie TF1 Hubert and the dog . Varte Rosy remain forever for generations of viewers the unforgettable Maguy !"
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